Ellie & Melissa, The Baby Planners Love... Stroller Essentials
Going out and about with Baby? You'll love these great stroller essentials!
Rain or Shine Kids (RoSK)
Whenever you head out with Baby you want to be prepared for anything. That’s why we love RoSK, an innovative collection of sun cover-ups and blankets that have you covered no matter what the weatherman has predicted! The “original” All Weather Woobee is an attachable stroller blanket that protects babies with a water-resistant backing and comforts them with soft, plush front fabrics. We love how easily they attach to the stroller and their cool, urban look. They’re also extremely versatile and can even be used as a playmat when out and about with Baby. Their Sun Covers are lightweight, made from organic fabrics, offer up UVF 30+ sun protection, and of course, attach to the stroller. Rain or shine, these are a must for every stroller!
Purchasing a stroller is no small investment and to ensure that your stroller stays your stroller, we recommend the Buggy Guard®. Whether going to the park, a restaurant or the zoo, this retractable stroller lock is a must-have accessory. Each Buggy Guard comes with a 4-foot long cable designed to lock most strollers to themselves, other strollers, and stationary objects. The locks come in adorable styles from panda to pig—allowing you to stylishly protect your stroller and return your focus to what matters most, your baby!
When out and about with Baby, feeding time can sometimes present a challenge. You need one hand to feed the baby, one to push the stroller… and that’s where Bottle Snugglers® come in. These super cute plush toys double as a bottle “support system” anytime you need an extra hand during Baby’s feeding time. The Precious Puppy, Cuddly Cow, Pinky Pig, and Charming Teddy Bear support the weight of most baby bottles until Baby learns to hold the bottle on his own. Bottle Snugglers also crinkle and squeak for interactive play, and did we mention they’re machine washable? You push the stroller, Baby stays well fed and occupied—it’s all good!
Emily Press Labels
There’s one thing we always tell our clients when it comes time to stroll with Baby—label, label, label! With so many things to keep track of, from stroller blankets to stroller bags, you’ll want to be sure that what is yours, stays yours! That’s why we love Emily Press Labels™. These unique labels are customized by you—from adorable and colorful icons, to more modern and chic designs. Their new “Welcome Baby Labels Pack” helps new parents stay organized and Baby’s precious things return home again. Their motto is “stick with style”—check ‘em out and you’ll see why we couldn’t agree more.
OK, we admit it. Giving up our plastic water bottles years ago was made easier when we got our hands on Sigg Bottles™. Their BPA and phthalate-free bottles appealed to us not just as consumers, but especially as moms. Their hip designs didn’t hurt too much, either. But why should adults have all the fun? Sigg’s 10-ounce bottles are perfect for stroller excursions and for little hands. Fill ‘em up before you go and you’ll keep the little one hydrated and happy. With so many cute designs to choose from, the only problem you’ll have is deciding which one is for you, and which one is for Baby!
J.L. Childress Cups 'N Cargo
While The Baby Planners are partial to strollers with large storage baskets and “latte holders,” we realize many brands don’t come equipped with them. That’s when we turn to the uber-functional Cups ‘N Cargo holder. This stroller organizer attaches to all strollers with adjustable buckle straps and has a place for everything from your morning coffee to your diapers and wipes. The front zippered pocket keeps cell phones and pacifiers at the ready and the easy-view mesh pocket is a great place to store larger items. No big basket? No cup holder? No worries!
Shady Baby Stroller Parasols
Here in Los Angeles, we jokingly refer to these stroller umbrellas as “paparazzi shields,” but protecting your baby from the sun’s harmful rays is no joking matter. Shady Baby® Stroller Parasols are a stylish and sturdy way to provide Baby with shade and protection by simply attaching to your stroller. These chic UV-protected parasols block the sun from any direction, are easily adjustable and come in a classic variety of bold and vibrant colors. They fit most strollers (check their website for compatibility) with a simple, universal clamp that lets you clip on and cruise. Fabulous!
The Stroller Safety Flag
It’s a staggering statistic. Every year hundreds of children are injured or killed by drivers that simply did not see a child’s stroller in the crosswalk or a parking lot. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, this number of tragedies, on average, doubles each year. The Stroller Safety Flag™ was created so that parents and their precious cargo could cross the street safely and with the confidence that they have been seen by all drivers. The flag mounts quickly, easily, and securely on all models of strollers and can be placed in a variety of positions. It also doubles as a beacon when parked in a crowd or out with a group of people. We salute that 10 percent of all profits are donated to approved charities—bravo!
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